Monday, April 25, 2016

Day 25 - The Streak Is Still Alive!

A post-apocalyptic surprise coming soon!

You know, after twenty-four poems* in the same amount of days you start to have trouble coming up with ideas. So, for number twenty-five I've enlisted the help of the Internet. I'm not sure this is a good idea, but I'm desperate.

I went to the Writing Forward web site, in particular, A Selection of Poetry Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts, and took a gander at #6 of 25 Poetry Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. With that many to choose from how can you go wrong? These folks are professionals, right?

Here it is: 6. Use all of the following words in a poem: scythe, fresh, bloody, dainty, screaming, deadly, discovery, harrowing.

Piece o' cake.

It's All For A Good Cosplay

"So, just why were you out there using the scythe?"
He asked, his eyes narrowing.
"We've just barely gotten the seed in the ground.
You should've been doing the harrowing."

I hadn't planned on Dad
Making the discovery
Of me in my outfit
All gruesome and bloody.

And Sis,
Usually dainty and fresh,
Was looking more than a little bit deadly
And ready to rip off some flesh.

"We're going to the horror convention today.
There'll be so much to see."
Then, I, forcing a smile,
Asked to borrow the SUV.

I thought there was going to be screaming,
An ugly, unfortunate scene.
Then he said, "Why don't you take the old car into town.
By the way, I've named her Christine."

                      K.R. Smith

*I'm trying to write a poem each day for National Poetry Month. It's difficult to come up with original titles (that are interesting) for each post. I chose silly instead.

 Here are the links to the poems so far:

   Day 1 National Poetry Month - Kick-off (National Poetry Month)
   Day 2 Haiku, For You (Haiku)
   Day 3 A Poem For Free (The Good Morning Man)
   Day 4 Wait, There's Even More (Monday)
   Day 5 I'm Still Alive (TMI)
   Day 6 I'm Resorting To Tricks (A Walk Through Kipling's Wood)
   Day 7 It Almost Like Poetry Heaven (Metal Monsters)
   Day 8 I've Got A Lot On My Plate (The Ides Of April)
   Day 9 Another Poem Would Be Fine (Storm Spirit)
   Day 10 I'm At It Again (What A Tree Is Not)
   Day 11 Yes, Number Eleven (A U-Turn For The Worse)
   Day 12 I Feel Like One Of Santa's Elves (Avoiding The Plague Like The Plague)
   Day 13 By The Poetry Machine (Sounds Of A Spring Night)
   Day 14 Rhymes With Thirteen (Bluebells)
   Day 15 I'm Just Being Mean (No Poem Today)
   Day 16 And I'm Full Of Beans (Steel Circles)
   Day 17 I'm Getting The Hang Of This Routine (Of All Things)
   Day 18 As Words Careen (Swamped)
   Day 19 The Last Teen You'll Be Seein' (Haiku)
   Day 20 Poems? I've Got Plenty! (Sleeping On The Train)
   Day 21 A Poem For Fun (Drunk On Blogger)
   Day 22 One More For You (The Other World)
   Day 23 And Another Poem For Free (Downtown Rain)
   Day 24 There's Still More (Questionable Premises)

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